Help - Direct Toolbar

ECIS direct! provides you with a quick access to ECIS. With "ECIS direct!" you can select a few words in a web page and run a search in a single click. It is perfect for casual users that want to perform simple searches in a snap. Click the icon in the top left corner of the page to switch to the full-fledge search interface.


To perform a search, follow the procedure below:

  1. Select the check-box corresponding to the name of the domain that you want to use (General, Press or Tech). You can select as many domains as you need.
  2. Enter your search criteria in the search area.
  3. Click Search.
    Results appear in the Overview column as they are collected.
  4. Click the score icon to rank the results by relevance.
  5. Click the title of the document.
    The document on the web page is displayed.

Search samples

Use the sample searches below to launch "ECIS direct!"

  • To use the full capabilities of ECIS, follow the search tutorial.
  • To learn how to search structured information and  plain-text documents using attributes (AND - OR - ANDNOT - WITHIN - NEAR - AFTER - BEFORE), see query language.
  • To launch "ECIS direct!", configure your web browser or the Windows toolbar.
Finding information on famous painters
  • Domain: General 
  • paintings Picasso Monet 
Finding conferences on XML
  • Domain: General 
  • title:conference or proceeding or seminar or workshop or symposium / body:XML or SGML 
Finding software engineering best practices
  • Domain: General, Tech 
  • title:"Design Patterns" / body:singleton NEAR factory / date:after:2002-01-01 
Finding web pages from financial institutions
  • Domain: General 
  • URL:imf or federalreserve or ecb / body:bank 


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